For instance, we sold many more images of mountain bikers carrying their bikes, than riding their bikes. I don't know why, but apparently that is what people think mountain biking is. Like this:
Yesterday I was reading an article online about 20 places to go before you die. I came across this photo.
This must be what current stock photographers think Kayak camping is like. There are a few problems with this. The photo is too low res for me to tell what they are doing by the waters edge, but I think they are supposed to be cooking dinner. Why would you cook dinner there? The guy on the right is about to fall in the water. I can only assume that they are staying the night, because their tent is set up, and so I have to comment on a few other things. The boats should be hire than the tent, and tied to something. The tent doesn't look like it is set up on a durable surface. As a photographer I know that this photo works very well. It is nicely balanced, it follows the rule of thirds, the boats create a nice diagonal line to the tent which draws the eye to the tent. But it is very unrealistic. As is this: